Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to shrug off the crushing defeat in the previous outing and deliver an improved performance against three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While Bangalore started their UAE leg of IPL 2021 with a defeat, MS Dhoni's Chennai unit registered a comprehensive win against defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Bangalore are currently third on the points table with five wins from eight games. Chennai are second with six victories and a win against Kohli's men will take them back to the top of the table.
RCB vs CSK IPL 2021 Live Streaming: When and Where to watch Dhoni's CSK vs Kohli's RCB match at 7:30
RCB vs CSK Head to Head Record - Matches: 27, RCB Won: 9, CSK Won: 17, NR: 1
TOSS UPDATE: CSK have won the toss and elected to bowl first in Sharjah
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Toss has been delayed by 10 minutes due to a storm in Sharjah. The next update will be at 7:25 PM.
"There were 220 sixes hit last year (at Sharjah) However, this wicket is patchy, you are not going to get the normal sheen," says Kevin Pieterson about the wicket.
All eyes will be on RCB openers Devdutt Padikkal (217 runs) and skipper Virat Kohli to provide them with a solid start. AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell will also look to bolster RCB's batting unit against a strong CSK attack. For Chennai, Ruturaj Gaikwad has done exceptionally well so far. His unbeaten knock of 88 off 58 balls steered CSK to an easy win against Mumbai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pavan Deshpande, Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Dan Christian, Suyesh Prabhudessai, KS Bharat, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS - Toss and Match Results in IPL 2021 so far
Total Matches Played - 8
Tosses won: 3
Tosses lost: 5
Match Result after Tosses won: 3/3 wins
Match Result after Tosses lost: 3/5 wins
CSK vs DC - DC won the toss, opt to bowl - CSK lost by 7 wickets
PBKS vs CSK - CSK won ths toss, opt to bowl = CSK won by 6 wickets
CSK vs RR - RR won the toss, opt to bowl - CSK won by 45 runs
CSK vs KKR - KKR won the toss, opt to bowl - CSK won by 18 runs
CSK vs RCB - CSK won the toss, opt to bat - CSK won by 69 runs
SRH vs CSK - SRH won the toss, opt to bat - CSK won by 7 wickets
MI vs CSK - MI won the toss, opt to bowl - CSK lost by 4 wickets
CSK vs MI - CSK won the toss, elected to bat - CSK won by 20 runs
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE - Toss and Match Results in IPL 2021 so far
Total Matches Played - 8
Tosses won: 5
Tosses lost: 3
Match Result after Tosses won: 3/5 wins
Match Result after Tosses lost: 2/3 wins
SRH vs RCB: SRH won the toss, opted to bowl: RCB won by 6 runs
RCB vs KKR: RCB won the toss, opted to bat: RCB won by 38 runs
RCB vs RR: RCB won the toss, opted to bowl: RCB won by 10 wickets
CSK vs RCB: CSK won the toss, opted to bat: CSK won by 69 runs
DC vs RCB: DC won the toss, opted to bowl: RCB won by 1 run
PBKS vs RCB: RCB won the toss, opted to bowl: PBKS won by 34 runs
RCB vs KKR: RCB won the toss, opted to bowl: KKR won by 9 wickets